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Kingpin carves a deep groove for R&B, hip-hop, funk, soul and pop.

If you’re looking for sub-shaking low end and a cracking backbeat, you’ve found it.  The recipe is simple: classic vintage Gretsch drums, through great mics, a vintage Neve desk, straight onto tape.  Kingpin adds weight and grit to your R&B and hip-hop grooves through to rock, funk, pop and indy tracks.   Kingpin is supplied with a Kontakt mixer interface, and Trigger mappings.

kontakt trigger wav

Kingpin is a 1.45GB download

  • KONTAKT MAPPINGS

    Stereo and multi-out mappings.

  • TRIGGER MAPPINGS

    2 kick, 2 snare (plus 2 separate cross-stick), 4 tom mappings.

  • 2112 ONE-SHOT SAMPLES

    24bit, 44.1kHz unencrypted wav files.

Features

  • clear_all

    Dynamic sampling

    Every drum is sampled at many dynamics for realistic and expressive performance.

  • mic

    3 Mic layers

    Adjustable mic layers: Close mics, Overheads, and Room mics.

  • table

    e-Kit mode

    Switch to ‘e-Kit’ mode when using a Roland V-Drum kit, or leave set to default ‘Keyboard mode’ for General MIDI (GM) use.

  • swap_calls

    Output routing

    Stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.

  • list

    Presets

    Quickly select from a range of mix-ready sounds.

  • tune

    Mixer interface

    Intuitively fine tune to your taste with volume, mic layer balance, pan and tuning controls.

  • shuffle

    Round-robin

    6 randomised round-robin samples alternate to avoid the machine-gun effect.

Sampling Details

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch ’70s maple 24″ x 14″ kick A: Tight x7 x6
B: Open x7 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Vintage Gretsch maple 14″ x 6 1/2″ – open center hits x8 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
Vintage Gretsch Chrome-over-Brass (CoB) 14″ x 5 1/2″ – dampened center hits x8 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch ’70s maple 10″ tom center hits x6 x6
Gretsch ’70s maple 12″ tom center hits x6 x6
Gretsch ’70s maple 14″ tom center hits x6 x6
Gretsch ’70s maple 16″ tom center hits x6 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Bosphorus Traditional 14″ Hihats Tip Tight x6 x6
Edge Tight x6 x6
Edge Closed x6 x6
Edge Loose x6 x6
Edge Semi-open x6 x6
Edge Open x6 x6
Pedal x6 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Bosphorus Traditional 17″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bosphorus Traditional 18″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x4 x6

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Bosphorus Masters Vintage 21″ Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x4 x6

Kingpin system requirements

Compatible software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full Version (4 or greater), Slate Trigger, or Logic ESX24 (depending on the product, not all of these are supported).

Storage: Kingpin is a 1.45GB download (1.82GB unzipped), so you’ll need a minimum of 3.27GB free space to get started.

RAM: 1GB

Processor: 1GHz

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10/11, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Software compatibility

This product is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player. The kit will stop working after a 15 minute total time restriction imposed by Kontakt Player. The kit is NOT able to be activated for continued use in the Player. The full version of Kontakt is required for use of the supplied Kontakt mappings.

The wav format audio files supplied with this product can be utilized with many other sampler and sound replacement products, however no ‘mappings’ are provided or support is given for this.

Kingpin system requirements

Compatible software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full Version (4 or greater), Slate Trigger, or Logic ESX24 (depending on the product, not all of these are supported).

Storage: Kingpin is a 1.45GB download (1.82GB unzipped), so you’ll need a minimum of 3.27GB free space to get started.

RAM: 1GB

Processor: 1GHz

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10/11, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Software compatibility

This product is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player. The kit will stop working after a 15 minute total time restriction imposed by Kontakt Player. The kit is NOT able to be activated for continued use in the Player. The full version of Kontakt is required for use of the supplied Kontakt mappings.

The wav format audio files supplied with this product can be utilized with many other sampler and sound replacement products, however no ‘mappings’ are provided or support is given for this.